Tenacious clung onto her mooring warps(4 and 2 forward, 2 and 3 aft)while the winds picked up later in the evening.
A WSW came in at force 7 and gusting 8/9. This became a westerly 8 by 21:00 hours. As the tide dropped the gangway became very steep so with the wind and tide causing problems the gangway was landed.
The morning of 18th brought decreasing winds and a high tide. The clouds also parted to show a clear blue sky. Voyage crew were keen to get ashore to see the town of Honfleur. The Captain and a supernumerary officer already had a quick preview on the previous evening and came back with glowing reports of an amazing little port. We all found this to be so.
To visit Honfleur, particularly by sea, is to travel back in time through a beautifully preserved old town. Honfleur is best known for its old port "Le Vieux Bassin" the charming facades and the narrow paved streets almost evoke a mediaeval atmosphere.
So in this surprise of a visit the voyage crew enjoyed the day making certain to return to the ship before 11pm when a low tide and a landed gangway would be evident